EFS Floors it at IRONMAN
Posted: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:43
Event Flooring Solutions
British athletes dominated the Bolton Ironman competition this year, assisted of course by EFS's Temp-A-Path! For the men, Joe Skipper finally topped the IRONMAN UK podium, whilst Lucy Gossage's domination of this event continued as she won her fifth and perhaps final IRONMAN UK title before retirement.
The organisers of the Ironman UK event – now in its 14th year contacted EFS when they needed to provided a safe and secure transfer area from the swimming to cycling stages. We recommended Temp-A-Path® as the most suitable product for this critical element of the event. Following a 2.4 mile open water swim the athletes leave the lake and transfer to their bikes for a 112 mile cycle followed by a full marathon! So it was vital that we made the transition area safe under foot when covered in water with athletes "sprinting" over it. Over 200m² of Temp-A-Path® was installed by the team to create a safe and secure under foot surface from the lakeside to the transition area. This extreme sporting event attracted over 1,600 athletes from around the globe. Jeremy Simpson – Business Development Manager of EFS commented "With such a demanding high profile athletic event, we knew that it was vital for our product to stand up to the critical demands of the terrain and weather conditions. Dubbed one of the UK's friendliest towns, Bolton has something for everyone in the IRONMAN family. Athletes can take a nature walk with the kids, go shopping, and dine in cozy pubs and restaurants as they prepare for race day - EFS were delighted to be involved and to see great performances from these talented athletes."652,653,654,655,656